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On September 13, 2005, LAF gave permission for shows to be hosted at the Archive:
Subject: [etree] Life After Failing: taper/trader policy
I'm the bassist, webmaster and head geek for the Tokyo-based jam band,
Life After Failing. Since I've seen other Japanese bands on the live
music archive, e.g., Big Frog, I thought it would be good up front to
give you folks a heads-up regarding our taper/trader policy.
Four words: We're All For It! :)
Our web site has the formal policy declaration here:
Important Information for Tapers and Traders
Life After Failing strongly believes in sharing the joy of live
performances. We fully support tapers who wish to record our shows and
make them available to others via whatever means (CD, tape, digital
distribution, e.g., BitTorrent, FTP). Because of this, we feel it is
necessary right from the very beginning to have an official statement
regarding the band's legal standing on taping and trading:
Audience recordings of Life After Failing live performances are allowed
for non-commercial purposes only. We expect tapers to be respectful of
other showgoers by being as unobtrusive as possible. Life After Failing
will not make soundboard patches available. All copyrights for
audience-made audio- and video recordings are reserved by Life After
Failing and any commercial use of said recordings is absolutely
forbidden. Live recordings may be traded freely on a strictly
not-for-profit basis. Some venues may forbid live recordings and,
unfortunately in these cases, we must abide by their wishes.
Video taping is allowed at Life After Failing performances. If you are a
videographer who has captured a Life After Failing show, we'd be
honoured to have you share your recording with us. We might even put it
up on our site for free download to other fans, giving you due credit,
Flash photography is not allowed. We feel that flashes are disruptive to
the show's atmosphere and would prefer that you use available stage
lighting for any photographs you take. Thanks for your understanding and
cooperation. As with sharing video with the band, if you feel that
you've taken some great photos of the band and would like to share them
with us, please do. Anything you share that gets posted on our site will
be duly credited.
Finally, please support the artists whose material you tape and trade by
purchasing the merchandise they're selling to help keep 'em in guitar
picks, drum heads and fresh strings. Coming to our shows and buying our
stuff helps us keep on keeping on, and we thank you for any help you can
Thank you for your support.
Updated: 2005-09-13 10:49 JST
Warmest regards from Tokyo,
// Trane Francks
Trane also replied re supplemental copies:
"Re: lossy formats - we're okay with those, too."